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Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2052-3971
  • E-ISSN: 2052-398X



This article argues that the Greek media and journalism are undergoing a sector and profession crisis, which is not the result of a single cause but rather of the long-term accumulation of structural and political factors, which are exacerbated under the catalytic effect of the deep crisis of the Greek economy. An overview of the effects of media crisis includes crisis in the national and regional press industry, with dramatic decline in terms of newspaper circulation, readership and advertising revenue, fewer and lower-paying journalistic jobs, redundancies, degradation of media content quality and the resulting cultural product, changes in media ownership with strong concentration tendencies and thus monopolistic control of information. This article discusses the ways in which the Greek media system is in the process of constant transformation, due to the intersection of technological change and the decade-long financial crisis. Where the article aims to contribute in particular is by offering a better understanding of the ways in which the impact of an economic crisis is absorbed by different journalistic cultures and how journalism research can benefit from stronger conceptual clarity, regarding the complexity of journalism as the outcome of profound changes taking place in specific social contexts.


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